[Federal Register: June 6, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 109)]
[Page 30438-30439]
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[CFDA Nos.: 84.129A, 84.129C, and 84.129L]

Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Notice 
Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001

    Purpose of Program: The Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program 
provides financial assistance for--
    (1) Projects that provide basic or advanced training leading to an 
academic degree in areas of personnel shortages in rehabilitation as 
identified by the Assistant Secretary;
    (2) Projects that provide a specified series of courses or program 
of study leading to award of a certificate in areas of personnel 
shortages in rehabilitation as identified by the Assistant Secretary; 
    (3) Projects that provide support for medical residents enrolled in 
residency training programs in the specialty of physical medicine and 
    Eligible Applicants: States and other public or nonprofit agencies 
and organizations, including Indian tribes and institutions of higher 
    Applications Available: June 29, 2001.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 31, 2001.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: October 30, 2001.
    Estimated Available Funds: The Administration has requested 
$39,629,000 for the Rehabilitation Training Program for FY 2002, of 
which an estimated $1,100,000 would be allocated for this competition. 
The actual level of funding, if any, depends on final congressional 
action. However, we are inviting applications to allow enough time to 
complete the grant process if Congress appropriates funds for this 

    Note: This competition is being conducted in FY 2001 for grants 
that will be awarded using FY 2002 funds.

    Estimated Range of Awards: $75,000 to $100,000.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $85,000.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 13.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 

    Page Limit: The application narrative (Part III of the application) 
is where you, the applicant, address the selection criteria that 
reviewers use to evaluate your application. You must limit Part III to 
the equivalent of no more than 45 pages, using the following standards:
    (1) A page is 8.5 inches by 11 inches, on one side only, with 1-
inch margins at the top, bottom, and both sides.
    (2) Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) all 
text in the application narrative, including titles, headings, 
footnotes, quotations, references, and captions, as well as all text in 
charts, tables, figures, and graphs.
    (3) Use a font that is either 12-point or larger or no smaller than 
10 pitch (characters per inch).
    The page limit does not apply to Part I, the cover sheet; Part II, 
the budget section, including the narrative budget justification; Part 
IV, the assurances and certifications; or the one-page abstract, the 
resumes, the bibliography, or the letters of support. However, you must 
include all of the application narrative in Part III.
    We will reject your application if--
     You apply these standards and exceed the page limit; or
     You apply other standards and exceed the equivalent of the 
page limit.
    Project Period, Maximum Number of Awards, Maximum Level of Awards, 
and Absolute Prorities: We are conducting a single competition to 
select a total of 13 awards across the 3 priority areas of personnel 
shortages related to the vocational rehabilitation program (section 
302(b)(1) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended). The project 
period and maximum level of awards to be made in each priority area are 
listed in the following chart. The maximum number of awards to be made 
are listed in parentheses following each priority area. Applicants must 
submit a separate application for each priority area in which they are 
interested. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) and 34 CFR 386.1, we consider 
only applications that propose to provide training in one of the 
following areas of personnel shortage:

              CFDA number                 Priority Area  (Maximum number        Project period         level of
                                            of awards in parentheses)                                   award
84.129A................................  Rehabilitation medicine (3)....  Up to 60 months..........     $100,000
84.129C................................  Rehabilitation administration    Up to 60 months..........     $100,000
84.129L................................  Undergraduate education in the   Up to 60 months..........      $75,000
                                          rehabilitation services (9).

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 
81, 82, 85, 86, and 99; and (b) The regulations for this program in 34 
CFR parts 385 and 386.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants 
except federally recognized Indian tribes.

    Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of 
higher education only.

    Selection Criteria: In evaluating an application for a new grant 
under this competition, we use the selection criteria in 34 CFR 385.31 
and 386.20. The selection criteria to be used for this competition will 
be provided in the application package for this competition.
    The maximum score for all these criteria is 100 points; however, we 

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also use the competitive preference priority so that up to an 
additional 10 points may be earned by an applicant for a total possible 
score of 110 points.


Competitive Preference Priority

    Within the absolute priorities for this competition for FY 2001, 
this competition focuses on projects designed to meet the competitive 
preference priority in the notice of final competitive preference for 
this program, published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2000 (65 
FR 52996). Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award up to an additional 10 
points to an application that is otherwise eligible for funding under 
this competition based on the extent to which an application includes 
effective strategies for employing and advancing in employment 
qualified individuals with disabilities in projects awarded under the 
competition. In determining the effectiveness of those strategies, we 
will consider the applicant's prior success, as described in the 
application, in employing and advancing in employment qualified 
individuals with disabilities.
    For Applications Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), 
P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Telephone (toll free): 1-877-433-
7827. FAX: (301) 470-1244. If you use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD), you may call (toll free): 1-877-576-7734.
    You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/
    Or you may contact ED Pubs at its e-mail address: 
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA numbers 84.129A, 84.129C, and 
84.129L. Applicants must submit a separate application for each 
priority area in which they are interested.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format by contacting the Grants and Contracts 
Services Team, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., 
room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2550. Telephone: 
(202) 205-8351. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339. However, the Department is not able to reproduce in an 
alternative format the standard forms included in the application 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Steburg, U.S. Department of 
Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, 61 Forsyth Street 
SW., Suite 19T91, Atlanta, GA 30303. Telephone: (404) 562-6336. If you 
use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

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    Program Authority: 29 U.S.C. 772.

    Dated: June 1, 2001.
Francis V. Corrigan,
Deputy Director, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitative 
[FR Doc. 01-14223 Filed 6-5-01; 8:45 am]